The Blue Parrot




The Blue Parrot, located in the center of Gettysburg (right off the main circle in fact), offers the best of both worlds to students, professors, tourists and locals. During the day this quaint little bistro serves original takes on old but delicious classics. However, on the weekends the Parrot offers an accessible bar with the back dining room open as an open seating area for larger groups.

-The Main Event-


The Blue Parrot, while not advertising openly on their website, offers a series of desserts that change seasonally. All of the desserts are made in-house, including their own chocolate and caramel sauce.

Upon inquiring about the lack of  a dessert menu, not only did I discover that they did indeed serve dessert, but that their incredibly sneaky way of presenting their options makes it utterly impossible to resist having one!

I urge you readers, do not miss out on this season’s desserts. For the winter months, the Parrot is featuring dishes that include chocolate brownie sundae, banana bread pudding (don’t let the name deceive you), chocolate mousse, raspberry cheesecake and carrot cake.

My personal favorite of their winter choices thus far is the banana bread pudding. This dish, far superior to the others, features both the home-made chocolate and the caramel sauce. Resembling a cake-shaped pancake, the bread-pudding is packed with banana, soft warm cake, chocolate chips, and oozes with delicious chocolate and caramel. Needless to say, I fell in love that fated Saturday night.

Folks, this is the best part. Each dessert, which will easily feed two (and I am NOT usually a sharer), is $6.50.  I recommend coming with a groups of friends and sharing a few dishes. Their coffee and cappuccinos, while not straight from a bar in Italy, are also lovely. Furthermore, on Saturdays the Parrot serves until 9:30 pm, so if you arrive before that time you can order some dessert and go straight to the bar… did I mention you already have a table?

Joanna Berry


The Blue Parrot

35 Chambersburg Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1102
(717) 337-3739


Mon 5pm-9pm; Tue-Thu 11:30am-9pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm

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